Work and Family--Allies or Enemies?: What Happens When Business Professionals Confront Life Choices / Edition 1

Work and Family--Allies or Enemies?: What Happens When Business Professionals Confront Life Choices / Edition 1

by Stewart D. Friedman, Jeffrey H. Greenhaus
     
 

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ISBN-10: 019511275X

ISBN-13: 9780195112757

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

We've come a long way since the classic book The Organization Man first introduced the "ideal" 2-person career -- a full-time male breadwinner and a stay-at-home wife. What typified the '50s good life is in stark contrast to contemporary reality: 63% of all married women with children under six years old are in the workforce and 40% of all workers are part of a

Overview

We've come a long way since the classic book The Organization Man first introduced the "ideal" 2-person career -- a full-time male breadwinner and a stay-at-home wife. What typified the '50s good life is in stark contrast to contemporary reality: 63% of all married women with children under six years old are in the workforce and 40% of all workers are part of a dual-earner couple.

Work and the Family -- Allies or Enemies? offers a fresh new tens for viewing the real struggles young, career-minded professionals -- particularly women -- face in their daily battle to find ways of "getting a life" and "having it all". Based on a pioneering study that followed more than 800 business professionals through the early years of their careers and family building, this volume wilt help readers begin to make sense of the conflicting variables of gender, professional culture, social expectations, and the evolving roles of men and women in creating an integrated life. In this rich, inspiring, and at times disturbing look at how gender affects the lives of men and women trying to manage the complexities of modern living, the authors demonstrate why it is critical not only to acquire time management skills, but also to learn how to manage the boundaries between the spheres of work and family, to handle ambiguity, to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and to build networks of support at work and in the community.

Here then is a prescription for success that requires that all parties -- individuals, employers, and society -- clarify what is important, recognize and support the whole person, and continually experiment with new ways to achieve meaningful goals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195112757
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,172,602
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
The Changing Dynamics of Work and Family
3(16)
Choosing Work or Family...or Both?
19(22)
How Family Affects Career Success
41(14)
Having a Life
55(14)
Children: Unseen Stakeholders at Work
69(16)
Support from Our Partner
85(18)
Support from Our Employer
103(18)
What Have We Learned?
121(22)
What Can Be Done?
143(32)
Appendix One: Design and Methodology of Our Study 175(18)
Appendix Two: Personal Life Beyond the Family 193(4)
Additional Tables 197(26)
Notes 223(24)
References 247(10)
Index 257

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